Tori Spelling recently boohooed to People magazine (via The DailyMail.co.uk) that her kids were in hand me down clothing and she had not purchased a handbag in years.In her new book, Spelling It Like It Is, the former TV actress is trying to get back in black so that the daughter of one of the richest producers in the world, the late Aaron Spelling, can go shopping in Beverly Hills once again.
How is she doing it? By slamming the very wealthy actress Katie Holmes.
Radaronline got an advance of the book and excerpted the Holmes passages:
"Dawson's Creek Katie was exactly what you'd expect," Spelling wrote of meeting Holmes. "She was wearing jeans and a tank top. Her hair was down."
"She was shy but engaging, and altogether pretty adorable."
Spelling said she got the cold shoulder when they ran into each other at vocal coach Eric Vetro's studio.
"As I sat waiting outside, I heard his prior appointment working with him in the other room. It was some actress singing horribly off-key," Spelling explained.
"That made me feel better. I heard him say goodbye and then the actress walked out of the room," she recalls, and it was none other than Katie Holmes."
"I didn't know whether we should hug or shake hands ... but the signal from her was immediately clear: Don't even come close," Spelling continued.
"I instantly got nervous. We clearly weren't going to catch up on the last 10 years. We certainly weren't going to talk about her husband, Tom Cruise."
Spelling mentioned that she had kids around Suri Cruise's age. Katie didn't seem to know this. Spelling was annoyed.
"Come on. OK, I know you're busy. But don't tell me you don't follow the tabloids. Don't tell me you don't know anything about other celebrities' kids," Tori wrote.
"And then we stood there. She was just plastic. In a perfectly polite way. My pits were drenched. I never sweat ... it was that awkward."
"I thought, I know you're not a robot because you can't sing for s--t."
"As my anxiety faded, I just felt sorry for her," Spelling writes. "I hadn't expected her to reminisce, but this was a totally different person from the girl I'd met at Trader Vic's."
"I felt sad for her. Those paparazzi photos, the ones where she looks like she's miserable but putting on a happy face? That's what she looked like in person."